After 30 years of roaming the country, reporting Scotland for a wide range of radio and television programmes, David Calder has retired from day-to-day broadcasting.

However, he has not hung up his microphone. He has created a local podcast for Portobello - the Porty Podcast - and is working on another - Spirit of Scotland - about Whisky, Gin and Craft Beer!

He's also invested in new technology to help firms use video as a marketing tool. The technology means that clients can provide the stills or video and David turns it into professional content!

Working with his wife, Penny, he provides workshops on media and communication skills, face-to-face in small groups or in webinars.

Short Films

Posted by on 12 February 2011

It can often be harder telling a story in a short film than in a documentary. But Ronnie Goodwin’s film “Shooter” achieves more in under five minutes than many a much longer video. The link is to a review rather than to the actual film — you can see that on IndieFlix. However, its subject is an ex-serviceman who’s found some form of escape from the demons of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the wilderness of Highland Scotland.

The film itself is beautifully shot and, by using a mask to blur/blacken out the edges of the frame, manages to convey some of the mental claustrophobia that such people can feel. It’s blended with occasional shots of war, ghosted in over what the hero is actually doing, just to hint at the flashbacks he’s getting on a daily basis. It’s the kind of unwanted vision that those affected by combat stress say they can still get 20-30 years after their experience of battle.

This film should be more widely seen.

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